Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union minister's son reports to police

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union minister's son reports to police

Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’, on Saturday appeared before the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri during which eight people, including four farmers, lost their lives. Ashish Mishra reported before the Crime Branch in Lakhimpur Kheri town a day after he evaded the police. “We respect the notice and will cooperate in the investigation. Ashish Mishra will appear before the police today,” Awadhesh Kumar, legal advisor of Ashish Mishra, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI before his appearance. The police tightened security outside Teni's residence and Lakhimpur Kheri police lines ahead of Ashish Mishra's appearance on Saturday. Ashish Mishra did not appear before the police on Friday when he was summoned as a witness. The Union minister later said his son could not report to the police due to ‘health reasons’. His non-appearance prompted the UP police to paste a fresh notice outside the minister's residence asking his son Ashish Mishra to appear before them for questioning on October 9.